4 Sheet Map of London - South East
- Edition 1960 (Part Revision) 1964
- 2.9 inches to 1 mile (4.5cm to 1km)
- Rational Scale:
- Size Unfolded:
- 1035 x 882 mm (40.7 x 34.7 inches)
These Geographers’ 4 Sheet Maps of London were published in 1964 ahead of major road infrastructure development to meet the demands of increasing car ownership.
Each facsimile copy offers a fascinating snapshot of the capital at a time when the new Greater London Council boroughs were being established (GLC boundaries are shown in preparation for the April 1965 changeover). Discover districts before expansion; detail ultimately lost to future development; bus and trolleybus routes; postcode boundaries and other interesting information at a scale of 3 inches to 1 mile.
The South-East sheet covers an area from Lambeth Bridge in the north-west, Erith Reach in the north-east to Purley in the south-west and Lullingstone Castle in the south-east. Both the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich and the southern section of Surrey Docks are shown prior to regeneration, while Crystal Palace Park is from a time just before the National Sports Centre was built with the Crystal Palace annotated as ‘destroyed by fire 1936’ and the pre-war motor ‘racing track’ clearly marked. The residential expansion of Swanley is underway, but the by-pass and M25 Motorway are not yet built.